I forgot to tell you something. I have a business partner called Dan. A friend of mine asked another friend of mine a few months ago: “how come James does not have any business partners over the long term”. Mostly because I simply reveal bad stuff. Nutrients are boring. But it’s important also. Since when you hit bottom, as we all do, sometimes you will need one good person to remind you that everything is likely to be ok.
Dan has been my partner since 1999. So, about 15 years. When 9/11 happened, a hedge had been run by us account. We’d both eaten breakfast right at the World Trade Center. We were walking up the street a block roughly away and we saw a plane cruising right at us.
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And then the aircraft whizzed over, everyone acquired a reflex to duck. We noticed a BOOM Then! I don’t like to tell this story because obviously many people had it much worse. But I had been all set to kill myself I was so depressed. Dan emerged over and explained, we ahead have to excersice. So we did. And it didn’t workout. We failed miserably. That’s another story. We began a finance of money Then.
It worked out ok, however, not great. We did other deals that exercised ok Then. Then we started 9 different businesses that failed. Then we started Stockpickr that succeeded. Onetime in 2007-2008 I disappeared. I used to be supposed to be writing and submitting articles for TheStreet. But I used to be stressed out and couldn’t escape the bed.
Instead, Dan wrote them for me. He knew my style and I’d check out the finished product and put my name at the bottom. Season I used to be a pretty bad guy For an entire. Dan covered for me personally until I acquired well balanced on the dangerous high cable between maturity and youth. Mostly that 12 months I was generally unconscious But. In every way. 23 hours each day, I was doing bad things.
Sometimes I’d go on CNBC and I’d call Dan and have him what to say. He’d nourish me the lines. I’d say them. People would chuckle. Dan works in a cellar in his mom’s house in the Midwest. His grandma is his next-door neighbor. His brothers are on the other hand of his house. His parents reside in back of his house.
He’s a family man. He refused to go on my podcast. He doesn’t want one to know who he is. He probably hates that I’m writing this. In 2003, In the morning Turkey acquired a terrorist attack at 3. I called Dan and woke him up. I used to be nervous to trade too.
He sold everything we possessed. Then at 4am, I changed my mind and called him and woke him up again. He bought back everything. Onetime we were heading to market an ongoing company in 2006. The offer was bad really. I anyhow wished to take it. I was in need of money. We didn’t take the deal. We began another business which worked out perfectly Instead.